sparring,

ze sees them.

striping my arm;

my silent feelings screaming out.

touching them,

holding zir hand to

zir heart.

"my scars don't show,

otherwise,

i'd show you mine."

love,

suddenly

rushing around.

the acceptance ze has given me, so easily,

so completely,

so beautiful.

later,

lying there in so much peace,

ze pets me,

touches me,

tickles me.

falling asleep,

turning,

ze pulls me closer.

warms me,

pets me,

scratches my back.

it is so beautiful,

and i am so

loved.